The restrictions were lifted from the town in the Jammu region following a peace march. An official statement issued on Wednesday evening said, "Breaking the deadlock of past 15 days after the communal clashes that engulfed Kishtwar town, Minister for Medical Education Taj Mohi-ud-Din today convened a joint meeting of leaders of Hindu and Muslim communities and later led a peace march attended by members of the two communities."

"All the issues raised by the leaders of the two communities pertaining to compensation, lifting of the curfew and check on anti-social elements were resolved amicably," the statement said.

The minister was deputed by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to head an all-party delegation to restore peace in the region. "The delegation held deliberations for two days with members and leaders of each community to restore peace and harmony in the town," said the statement.

The all-party delegation, comprising representatives of the ruling National Conference-Congress alliance, BJP, BSP, SP, NCP, Communist Party of India-Marxist, SAD and Panthers' Party, had been camping in the town for the last two days.

The peace march held in the town was attended by members of both the communities including traders, intellectuals, political and social workers and students.


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